https://www.leaderunion.com/sports/rss.xml en South Central second in 18U tournament https://www.leaderunion.com/content/south-central-second-18u-tournament <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/july12_2018_18u_brandt.jpg" alt="South Central&#039;s Hunter Brandt delivers a pitch during the first inning of the 18U tournament championship at Lions Field in Kinmundy." title="South Central&#039;s Hunter Brandt delivers a pitch during the first inning of the 18U tournament championship at Lions Field in Kinmundy." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> The hopes of South Central&rsquo;s 18U team for an unbeaten season were quashed with a loss in their final game of the summer, the championship game of their postseason tournament.</p> Top Tournament Finishers https://www.leaderunion.com/content/top-tournament-finishers <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/july12_2018_mccalls_golf.jpg" alt="Submitted Photo Conner and Mady McCall were among the top finishers in their divisions at the Fred Copeland/Par Tamers Tournament last weekend at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur. Conner McCall shot a 42 to take first in Boys 10-11, and Mady McCall shot a 53 on seven holes to place second in Girls 8-9." title="Submitted Photo Conner and Mady McCall were among the top finishers in their divisions at the Fred Copeland/Par Tamers Tournament last weekend at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur. Conner McCall shot a 42 to take first in Boys 10-11, and Mady McCall shot a 53 on seven holes to place second in Girls 8-9." align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /> Vandalia 18U tops Altamont, splits with Edwards County https://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-18u-tops-altamont-splits-edwards-county <p> The Vandalia 18U team scored six times in the opening frame on their way to an 8-3 win against Altamont at home on Monday.<br /> Johnny Lotz was 3-for-4, and Thomas Ritchey, Caleb Slater and Nolan White each added two hits as Vandalia collected 12 hits in the win.<br /> Kyle Guffey got the win, holding Altamont to just one hit while striking out eight and walking three in three innings. Blake Morrison hurled the final three innings, giving up two hits, striking three and walking four.<br /> Lighthouse Scramble Winners https://www.leaderunion.com/content/lighthouse-scramble-winners <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/july5_2018_lighthouse_scramble.jpg" alt="The winners in the golf scramble held to raise funds for Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services are shown above. From left to right are Garrett Bartels, Quinn Wadkins, AJ Jeffers and Brady Reiss." title="The winners in the golf scramble held to raise funds for Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services are shown above. From left to right are Garrett Bartels, Quinn Wadkins, AJ Jeffers and Brady Reiss." align="left" hspace="6" width="104" height="85" /> Former MLB Pitcher Holds Vandalia Camp https://www.leaderunion.com/content/former-mlb-pitcher-holds-vandalia-camp <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/patperry1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> Pat Perry, a Taylorville native who pitched in the National League from 1985-90, held a baseball camp for local youth last Monday-Thursday in Vandalia.</p> <p> Perry pitched with the St. Louis Cardinals for two years, including its league championship season in 1985; Chicago Cubs; Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers.</p> Vandalia 10U Finishes 22-9-1 https://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-10u-finishes-22-9-1 <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/july5_2018_10u.jpg" alt="Submitted Photo The Vandalia U baseball team finished its season with a record of 22-9-1. The team is shown above with their second-place trophies from the 12-team Vandalia Summer Slam Tournament June 23-24. Vandalia defeated Nokomis, Mahomet and Central State Spikes, then lost to Champaign Dream, 8-0, in the championship game. Above, in front, from left to right, are Trevan Sidwell, Brock Willenborg, Jack Lewis, Brady Elder and Kohnor Depew. In back are Cooper Chisler, Parker Ray, Sophie Bowers, Ross Miller and Chase Cearlock. Not pictured is Colton Justice." title="Submitted Photo The Vandalia U baseball team finished its season with a record of 22-9-1. The team is shown above with their second-place trophies from the 12-team Vandalia Summer Slam Tournament June 23-24. Vandalia defeated Nokomis, Mahomet and Central State Spikes, then lost to Champaign Dream, 8-0, in the championship game. Above, in front, from left to right, are Trevan Sidwell, Brock Willenborg, Jack Lewis, Brady Elder and Kohnor Depew. In back are Cooper Chisler, Parker Ray, Sophie Bowers, Ross Miller and Chase Cearlock. Not pictured is Colton Justice." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /> Vandalia Bass Club Hosts Tournament https://www.leaderunion.com/content/vandalia-bass-club-hosts-tournament <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/july7_2018_fishtourney.jpg" alt="Submitted Photo The Vandalia Vandals Bass Fishing Club hosted its first invitational at Vandalia Lake on June 23, with 17 boats from four schools participating. Centralia took first place with a total of 9.10 pounds and also won the big bass competition with 5.98 pounds. South Central was second with 8.19 pounds and 6.10 pounds. Patoka weighed in six fish and Vandalia weighed in eight fish. The above photo shows some of the participants in the tournament." title="Submitted Photo The Vandalia Vandals Bass Fishing Club hosted its first invitational at Vandalia Lake on June 23, with 17 boats from four schools participating. Centralia took first place with a total of 9.10 pounds and also won the big bass competition with 5.98 pounds. South Central was second with 8.19 pounds and 6.10 pounds. Patoka weighed in six fish and Vandalia weighed in eight fish. The above photo shows some of the participants in the tournament." align="left" hspace="6" width="149" height="85" /> Tournament Champions https://www.leaderunion.com/content/tournament-champions-3 <img src="https://www.leaderunion.com/sites/www.leaderunion.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/june28_2018_13u.jpg" alt="The Vandalia 13U team finished 6-0 to claim the championship of the 13U AA Midwest Nationals at Jacksonville over the weekend. The Vandals opened with wins over Macomb, 8-2; Danville, 10-2; and Forsyth, 8-2. In the tournament quarterfinals, Vandalia defeated the Southern Illinois Bucs, 4-1, then advanced to the championship with a 5-4 win against Union Express. In the championship game, Vandalia defeated the Springfield Mets, 4-3. Above, in front, from left to right, are Owen Miller, Aiden Politte, Chase McNary, Derek Warrent, Cayden Hipsher and Reid Well. In back are Adam Smith, Bryant Willms, Carson Ruot, Jaydon Lotz, Conner Ray, Mathew Hagy and Jayce Murray. " title="The Vandalia 13U team finished 6-0 to claim the championship of the 13U AA Midwest Nationals at Jacksonville over the weekend. The Vandals opened with wins over Macomb, 8-2; Danville, 10-2; and Forsyth, 8-2. In the tournament quarterfinals, Vandalia defeated the Southern Illinois Bucs, 4-1, then advanced to the championship with a 5-4 win against Union Express. In the championship game, Vandalia defeated the Springfield Mets, 4-3. Above, in front, from left to right, are Owen Miller, Aiden Politte, Chase McNary, Derek Warrent, Cayden Hipsher and Reid Well. In back are Adam Smith, Bryant Willms, Carson Ruot, Jaydon Lotz, Conner Ray, Mathew Hagy and Jayce Murray. " align="left" hspace="6" width="134" height="85" />